Harrison Park is UPS Korea’s new managing director
April 02, 2018: In order to reinforce its commitment in Korea, UPS Korea, a subsidiary of UPS recently appointed Harrison Park as its new managing director.
He succeeded JK Rha, who recently retired after a long stint of 28 years with UPS.
Park has been mandated to lead a team of over 500 employees, with one of the world’s busiest transport hubs, Incheon Airport. He will oversee the overall express delivery and logistics operations of UPS Korea. He will report to KK Leung, president, North Asia District, UPS Asia Pacific.
Armed with a Bachelor’s degree from Joongbu University in Chungcheongnam-do, Park was earlier the country gateway manager until late 2017, when he took on a special assignment at UPS’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. Using his HR experience, he was instrumental in developing a new training programme —C-suite executives across the region.
Park has been associated with UPS since last 22 years, and has held a diverse range of positions. In 1996, he started out as country operations team lead, and was subsequently named as country brokerage manager in 2003.
He represented UPS in the Conference of Asia Pacific Express Carriers (CAPEC) in Korea, where he along with representatives of other logistics companies lobbied with the Korean Customs, to improve import and export conditions.
In 2006, as industrial engineering manager, Park developed new services for UPS, which includes the Post-Payment System. The system offers more flexible payment options for import duties, as well as the UPS Operating System that offers more precise management, and greater visibility pertaining to the company’s operations in Korea.
Park had led the human resources team in 2011, where he introduced retirement plans to further improve employee benefits. He was also a training facilitator of the manager leadership programme of UPS, where he played a crucial role in developing some of UPS Korea’s high potential business leaders.
“We have a strong commitment towards our customers in Korea, and will continue to search for growth opportunities to expand our services, and strengthen connectivity to the global trade for Korean businesses,” said Leung.
“The appointment of Harrison as the new managing director of UPS Korea is not only a testament to UPS’s leadership development program, but it also reflects the importance of the Korean market for UPS. Harrison’s rich experiences will accelerate continuous improvement of business in Korea,” said Leung.